NEWPORT, R.I. – Journalist Anna Badkhen, who has spent more than a decade covering conflicts from Chechnya to Afghanistan and Iraq, will discuss her work reporting on global conflict at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 26 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall during a lecture titled “Peace Meals and Other War Stories.”
Her talk is free and open to the public.
Badkhen’s book “Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories” focuses on civilians in the war zones she has visited - ordinary people who are trapped in mass violence but who find ways to maintain their humanity. These “straightforward acts of humanity,” she writes in the memoir, are the most important lesson she has learned as a war correspondent.
The book also includes Badkhen’s reflections on journalistic ethics in war zones and, in a human touch, recipes from meals she partook with the people in Afghanistan and elsewhere who gave her shelter.
Born in the Soviet Union, Badkhen has reported for the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, PB’' “Frontline,” the Christian Science Monitor and other media outlets. She was the recipient of the 2007 Joel R. Seldin Award for reporting on civilians in war zones from Psychologists for Social Responsibility.
A book signing will follow Badkhen’s lecture, which is sponsored by Mosaic, Salve Regina’s student newspaper.